IRVINE, California, May 18, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Jay Cochrun as Director of Accounts Receivable with Manhattan Beachwear, Inc., the largest manufacturer of swim and active wear in the United States.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Chris Pring, Recruiting Associate.  According to Bull, “Jay is a great relationship builder and has the passion and relevant background for this unique apparel niche.  He will be a impactful addition to the team at Manhattan Beachwear.”

Cochrun has over twenty years of experience in the apparel industry.  In his first role as Accounts Receivable/Sales Liaison for Quiksilver, he traveled with the sales team and improved customer relations by planning surfing and dining excursions.  In 2001, Cochrun was promoted to Credit Manager, responsible for over $100 million in receivables and all month-end reporting.  He later served as Senior Credit Manager at VF Contemporary Brands, where he was responsible for over $50 million in receivables, as well as the set-up of new accounts and all month-end reporting.  Prior to his time at Quiksilver, Cochrun owned his own surf shop in San Clemente, CA.

About Manhattan Beachwear, Inc.

As the largest manufacturer of swim and active wear in the U.S., Manhattan Beachwear recently expanded into a state-of-the-art 75,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and design facility in Cypress, CA.  Manhattan’s proprietary swimwear brands include La Blanca, 24th & Ocean, The Bikini Lab and Maxine of Hollywood.  It picked up women’s active and lifestyle apparel brand Green Dragon Clothing when it acquired Los Angeles-based CMK Manufacturing in 2014.  Manhattan Beachwear also designs, manufactures, and markets under licenses for Lucky Brand, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, Sperry Top-Sider, and Hobie Swim, sold at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and swimwear boutiques.

About McDermott & Bull

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